Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (81)

Matt Carthy


81. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport when a driver licence will issue to a person (details supplied) who has exchanged a UK driver licence for an Irish licence and who requires a physical licence for employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2377/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

This is a matter for the National Driving Licence Service (NDLS). The NDLS usually processes licence-exchange applications in approximately three weeks.

It must be noted that the service is currently experiencing unprecedented demand due to a Covid19 fuelled backlog.

The Road Safety Authority has worked with their providers to create additional capacity through a combination of additional staff, extended and additional operating hours (i.e. Sundays where needed), and the provision of overtime.